Livingston’s White aiming to shoot down Rangers

Jordan White scored two crucial goals against Cowdenbeath last Saturday. Pic: David Lamb

Jordan White scored two crucial goals against Cowdenbeath last Saturday. Pic: David Lamb

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Livingston striker Jordan White believes he has more goals in him as he aims to fire the Championship’s bottom club to league safety.

White’s brace in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Cowdenbeath took the 23-year-old to 15 in all competitions this season – an impressive return given the club’s battle against relegation.

His heroics moved the Lions to within three points of 11th-placed Alloa and victory over Rangers tonight at the Energy Assets Arena would move Mark Burchill’s side above the Wasps on goal difference.

Now White has promotion play-off challengers Rangers in his sights tonight as Livingston aim for three straight league victories for the first time this season.

“To have scored 15 already is good, but I feel there’s more to come,” White said. “I don’t like being in a losing team and I certainly don’t want to be in a team that is relegated. I’m going to be doing everything I can to make sure that doesn’t happen.

“Time will tell how important that second goal was against Cowdenbeath. I maybe put the ball in the net but all the boys were brilliant on Saturday. It’s probably one of the toughest places to go and get a result 
because of the pitch.

“Credit to Cowdenbeath for getting two very good wins against Dumbarton and Raith Rovers in the last week or so, but I never thought they were uncatchable and I think we’ve proved that.

“I think Rangers have been playing a lot better recently even though they lost heavily at Queen of the South, but we’ve already been to Ibrox this season and managed a draw so who says we can’t get a win tonight.”

Victory in the Petrofac 
Training Cup final ten days ago has galvanised the squad having reeled off back-to-back victories over Falkirk and the Blue Brazil since their triumph at McDiarmid Park – White, in particular, enjoying a terrific run of form, having netted four in the space of just six days.

However, the club’s leading goalscorer, who was reinstated to the starting XI for the clash at Central Park, admitted he was left hugely frustrated after being overlooked for the final in Perth before his introduction midway through the second half.

“I was devastated not to be starting in the final or against Falkirk last midweek, but it just shows how good a squad we’ve got,” he said. “I think wee Danny [Mullen] and I have done really well together and scored quite a lot of goals 
between us. You’ve just got to try and make an impact if you can because the decision is up to the manager who plays, but I want to start every game.

“We’re now four games unbeaten and that’s what we are aiming to do between now and the end of the season.”

There was a strong contingent from West Lothian that made their presence known around the terracing at Central Park last Saturday and White is once again calling on those supporters to show their backing.

“The supporters have stuck by us this season, but I think the cup win has really spurred them on,” White added. “They were fantastic on Saturday and made a lot of noise, so it’s been good to give something back. It’s only another stepping stone as deep down we knew we had to beat Cowdenbeath and that has now given us a lot of belief for the remaining matches this season. A win tonight would really put the pressure on the teams around us.”